September 17, 2019
The Plymouth Immigration Team continues to seek ways for Plymouth to act as God's hands in our world. We've been researching ways to make a difference at our southern border, including volunteering and donating goods or money. With the help of Janet Gwilym, Anna Colwell and our Youth Forum, we selected two of the areas where our Youth Forum worked during their mission trip this past spring: Rincon UCC Church shelter in Tuscon, AZ for their Migrant Shelter and La Roca in Nogales, Mexico. Here is the thank you from Rincon.
Dear Plymouth Congregational Church,
Thank you for your recent contribution of $500 for the Migrant shelter Ministry. Your contribution helps our church live into our goals of being the body and breath, hands and feet of Jesus in the world today. Over the past year, our church has provided shelter to people from Tucson and southern Arizona who are “at risk and vulnerable” who have compelling and immediate need for shelter – including those who suffer discrimination based on immigration status, country of origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We prepare sandwiches and other food for the homeless and temporary housing shelters, and support organizations such as Interfaith Community Services, TIHAN, SAAF, Kino Border Initiative, and other non-profit partner organizations. Most recently, we have sheltered families of asylum seekers who have been dropped off by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to find their way to their sponsors with any support to do so.
Without you, our ministry of God’s Good News would not happen. We are grateful for your support and we will use your donation according to the established policies for good stewardship.
Director of Church Administration, Rincon Congregational UCC